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Real Estate Web Site Zillow.com™ Names Three Top, Independent Computer Scientists to its Technical Advisory Board

Expertise will help guide product development to meet Zillow.com’s goal: to empower consumers with tools and information to transform how they buy and sell homes

Apr 3, 2006

Seattle – April 3, 2006—Zillow.com today announced the formation of a Technical Advisory Board to provide independent advice on improving the technology and algorithms that support the company’s online services for real estate consumers. Zillow launched its beta site in February 2006, offering consumers free, unbiased information and valuations, or Zestimate™ values, on more than 60 million homes in the U.S. The first members of Zillow’s TAB are three leading computer scientists – Oren Etzioni, Hank Levy and Hanan Samet – whose combined accomplishments include research and practical developments in data mining, Internet search, distributed operating systems and spatial databases/geographic information systems (GIS). Advances in all of these areas will play an important role in Zillow’s technology as the company develops additional features and services for its consumers. “We’re tackling some very difficult technical problems, and we’re very lucky to be able to tap the expertise of some of the brightest minds in computer science today to help us do it,


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